In Fall 2020, Sheridan’s Library and Learning Services, the Creative Campus Galleries, and the Faculty of Animation, Arts & Design’s Art Fundamentals program came together to organize an exhibition based on student work created during the COVID-19 pandemic. The Art Fundamentals class of 2021 faced a new and formidable challenge, to complete a rigorous studio art program delivered entirely through remote learning. The artwork presented in Remote: Art From the Pandemic, showcases the creativity, ingenuity, and passion with which Art Fundamentals students undertook this challenge. The strength of the work, with its diversity of media – ranging from drawing and painting to sculpture and digital art – also testifies to the fortitude and resiliency of our community as a whole.
Trinity Klass, Leja Stagljar, and Simone Van Schaik (Honours Bachelor of Interior Design, 2022) curated Remote: Art From the Pandemic as part of the Creative Campus Galleries’ Summer 2021 Co-op in Exhibition Design. During the semester-long placement, Klass, Stagljar, and Van Schaik received hands-on professional experience working with the Galleries team to design virtual and in-person art exhibitions.
Remote: Art From the Pandemic was curated in a collaboration between Sheridan’s Library and Learning Services, the Creative Campus Galleries, and the Faculty of Animation, Arts & Design’s Art Fundamentals program.